Film, Video Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia, 2011-07-07.
- Evans Derrell Hopkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Richmond, Virginia, 2011-07-07.
- Contributor Names
- Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
- Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
- Hopkins, Evans D., 1954- (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Richmond, Virginia, July 2011, 7
- Subject Headings
- - Civil rights movements--United States
- - African American civil rights workers--Interviews
- - African American prisoners--Interviews
- - School integration--Virginia--Danville
- - Black Panther Party
- - Seale, Bobby, 1936-
- - Interviews
- - Filmed interviews
- - Oral histories
- - United States -- Virginia -- Richmond
- Filmed interviews
- Oral histories
- - Summary: Evans Hopkins recalls growing up in Danville, Virginia, and participating in efforts to desegregate public schools and the library. He remembers joining the Black Panther Party in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Oakland, California, and working on Bobby Seale's campaign for Mayor of Oakland. He also discusses his imprisonment for car theft and the high rate of incarceration among African American men.
- - Biographical History: Evans Hopkins was born in 1954 in Danville, Virginia, married Ruth Hopkins, and had one son. He attended R.J. Reynolds High School and Winston-Salem State University. He joined the Black Panther Party and worked as a writer. Hopkins is the author of the book, Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption.
- - Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
- - Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
- - Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact.
- - Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
- 9 video files of 9 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (118 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (45 pages)
- Call Number
- Source Collection
- Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
- American Folklife Center
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